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Starting a New Organization


Start a New Registered Student Organization

When and how can I start a new student organization?
You may start a new student organization during the Fall and/or Spring. To become officially recognized by the university, complete the 5-step application process below.

The Spring 2015 semester registration period runs from December 1st - January 16th, 2015.


RSO Checklist

5 Steps to Start an Organization

Step 1:

Identify at least four (4) students to serve as officers in your organization and complete an Officer Eligibility Form. Two out of the four officers must be the President or the Treasurer.

Step 2:

Identify a full time university faculty or staff member to serve as an advisor for your organization (you may have more than one).

Step 3:

Create a constitution for your organization that outlines how you will function. Need help? Here's a sample you can follow.

Step 4:

Attend RSO Orientation and Treasurer Training. Dates, times, and locations for trainings can be found online at

Step 5:

Register on EagleLink our student organization management system, and create a portal for your new organization.


What happens after I register on EagleLink?

The Coordinator for Student Organization Development and/or the RSO Project Assistant will review your submission. You’ll receive notification within one (1) week following your submission that your group has been registered.

Following your registration, your organization will be able to access all benefits and privileges afforded to official FGCU student organizations!